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Édouard Manet:
''Portrait of Théodore Duret''
1868
'''Théodore Duret''' (20 January 1838, Saintes, Charente-Maritime|Saintes – 16 January 1927, Paris) was a French people|French journalist, author and art criticism|art critic. He was one of the first advocates of impressionism. One of his best known works is ''Critique d'Avant Garde (Paris, 1885)''[https://openlibrary.org/books/OL22878157M/Critique_d'avant-garde Critique d'Avant Garde at Archive.org] which was written in support of the Impressionist movement. He also served as collecting advisor and buying agent for American art collector Louisine Havemeyer.[http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15324coll13/id/11945 Finding aid for ''The Havemeyer Family Papers relating to Art Collecting''.]
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